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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate votes on confirmation of the following nominations, which were expected to be confirmed by voice vote: Daniel Santos to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    With funding set to expire at midnight, the Senate passed H.J.Res.131, a short-term continuing resolution funding the federal government until midnight on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed (300-119) defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic and introduce bills. Later, they voted on several of President Obama’s…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) were sworn in by Vice President Biden during morning business. Both won special elections in November to finish out full six-year terms…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on a variety of topics and introduce bills. Procedural votes on ambassadorial nominations to…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began debate on S. 2280, a bill sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and then recessed to allow senators to attend Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s address to a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, before taking a break for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. After Morning Business, they debated a variety of bills. They voted on S. 2199, a bill ensuring men and women receive equal pay for the…

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders honored the fallen heroes of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by presenting a Congressional Gold Medal to each of the memorial sites. The medals were…

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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